While today was an awesome day overall, I felt like it was definitely harder than the previous six. It was the first weekend day that I'd had (my friend pointed out), I was out nearly all day, and I ate dinner out. After a beautiful morning yoga session...I swear, this one teacher is incredible, and every time I take her class I cry in savasana - and I'm able to do wheel pose!! See photo below of me actually doing it, live, in action, on a frickin' island.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've felt pretty good on this cleanse. My morning sugar-level crash/lightheadedness has basically gone away. I love that I am starting to get full by eating less, and I recognize that by removing dairy and alcohol from my diet I've seen a change in my digestion, joints, and skin. Today though I definitely had some cravings for a nice cold cocktail or a cold IPA or even a beautiful glass of rosé with a good bit of minerality. I also noticed I really wanted typical beach food, well typical for my husband and I: macaroni salad, a sub of some kind, chips... these cravings were definitely all mental, and didn't last long, but it frustrated me a bit. I started to think, "I can't wait until I can eat other foods again!" But then I would catch myself, get mad at myself, and try to stay in the moment. I also don't want to immediately rush back into being super unhealthy, even on occasion. I want to continue to watch what I am putting into my body as well as how much I am eating. I think as long as I stay mindful and remember the tools this cleanse has given me, and how it's made me feel, I'll be ok.